New technology helps recognise risky situations in Helsinki
Nodeon Finland piloted new technology to analyse traffic and improve traffic safety. The technology is based on LIDAR and AI. During the pilot, a traffic census with an accuracy of over 95 per cent was achieved and developmental leaps were taken towards a C-ITS solution that improves traffic safety.
LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a rapidly developing type of technology. With LiDAR, the physical environment is scanned in detail through a digital 3D point cloud model. In the vehicle manufacturing industry, LiDAR sensors are used in autonomous vehicles, in particular.
In summer and autumn 2021, Nodeon Finland tested the use of a LiDAR sensor and artificial intelligence in Helsinki to monitor and count traffic flows at a junction, as well as to improve traffic safety. Partner in this pilot was Bluecity Technology.
The pilot was a part of Forum Virium Helsinki’s and City of Helsinki’s Jätkäsaari Mobility Lab project, which supports the testing of smart mobility innovations.
The Helsinki pilot was the first of its kind in an authentic street environment in Finland. Based on the results, Nodeon and its partners began productising its solution for new markets.
Read the full article published on testbed.helsinki to learn what kind of data was produced through the system and what were the pilot results.